Painting Skateboard Graphics in Illustrator

In this Illustrator tutorial, we will focus on creating hand-painted skateboard artwork that pays homage to vintage zombie comics. Software required: Illustrator CS5.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 1, 2012
Duration
2h 9m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 1, 2012
Duration
2h 9m
Description

In this Illustrator tutorial, we will focus on creating hand-painted skateboard artwork that pays homage to vintage zombie comics. For many designers, Adobe Illustrator is a program used daily for tasks such as building logos. While its tools and vector results make it perfect for these types of projects, as you might have guessed, it's also a powerful painting program. In this course, we will focus on painting our image and utilizing several of the tools inside Illustrator to make it feel less like a vector image. Along the way, we'll learn about tools like the brush tool, blob brush and eraser tool and how we can use them to help us get to our end result. Throughout this course, we will focus on removing the software from the equation so we can focus on the art. After completing this course, you'll be familiar with the tools, techniques, and processes used to create this comic book-inspired zombie image. Software required: Illustrator CS5.

About the author
About the author

Eddie is the dedicated Pluralsight texturing and rendering tutor. His roots are firmly planted in a deep background in illustration and design, and Eddie lives to express himself through his art. Eddie has been with Pluralsight (and previously Digital-Tutors) for four-plus years, teaching creative artists to expand their knowledge on everything from design and illustration, to hand painting beautiful textures for their models.

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